Samsung Galaxy S III getting Android 4.3 update in India

Samsung Galaxy S III Android 4.3 update in IndiaSamsung has started rolling out Android 4.3 update for Galaxy S III smartphone in the Indian market. The update is now available over-the-air as well as via Samsung Kies software, which can be downloaded from here.

This update will take the smartphone from Android 4.1.2 to Android 4.3, which brings features like Knox security platform (see update), Smart Switch, HomeSync, Group Play 2.5, updated user-interface and better DayDream feature.

You can check out more changes below

  • TRIM Support
  • ANT+ Support
  • Updated overall UI
  • New Samsung Keyboard, New Lockscreen, New Screen modes
  • Move-to-SD-card feature
  • Sound and Shot Camera Mode
  • Notification Bar Enhancements, revamped Settings UI
  • Implementation of Voice controls
  • New Samsung Apps: Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Gallery, Music
  • Updated S-Voice, Galaxy Gear Support
  • Improved performance (Graphics, Multimedia, Bluetooth etc.)

You will automatically get an OTA notification on your phone but if you don’t want to wait, you can manually check for the update by going to Settings << About Phone << Software update << Check for updates. You can also update the phone via Kies.

OTA Update size: 408 MB

If you have updated your Galaxy S III to Android 4.3, do let us know about the experience in the comments section.

Update: Looks like Samsung has not included Knox in the Android 4.3 update for Indian Galaxy S III.

Thanks Raja, Mukul for the tip


  1. Just updated via Kies..a bit odd that they didn’t give the ‘light’ effect option in lockscreen & the updated weather widget..both were available in galaxy grand 4.2.2..


  2. I just tried vy going to about n manual chkd fr software update . It says latest software has already been installed


  3. DO NOT DOWNLOAD!! Once you are tied into the Knox @#$, you cannot go back. If you like rooting your phone etc. just get Custom ROMs.


  4. when trying S3 update 4.3 its showing failed to run firmware upgrade . unknown error occurred. wht i have to do now can help me with this


    • Disconnect cable from PC and In WIN 7 74 bit
      Uninstall KIES completely along with drivers. Then Delete the Samsung folder under C:Program File (X86) , C:program files and C:USERSyour loginAppdataRoaming.
      Then restart the system. Then reinstall KIES and try.
      Similar should work for WIN 7 32 bit except for One Less Program Files Folder.


  5. I’m unable to update my S3 to 4.3. It says that latest software has already been installed. Can anyone help me in fixing this…


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